Thanksgiving is only 2 days away – can you believe it!! I just love this time of year with all of the family getting together, visiting, and eating good food. I have come up with a really quick and cute Place card craft in case you still want to make something for your Thanksgiving table – these take no time at all!!!
We have a big family (my parents, 6 siblings and their spouses and kids) so we can’t all fit at a big dining room table. Some of us sit at the table, while others sit in the living room visiting and eating. Often the kids will be at a “kiddie” table or at another table downstairs. This is actually very fun – but I do miss setting up a pretty table for Thanksgiving. So I have started having a mini Thanksgiving with my family – it is usually the Sunday before or the Sunday after the traditional Thanksgiving (this year it will be after). For our little mini-Thanksgiving I thought it would be fun to make place cards since it is not feasible to do at the big Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanksgiving Place card Tutorial
Thanksgiving pins from Buttons & Badges
Scrapbook Paper – I used American Crafts Autumn Crisp line (Harvest, Park, Willow, Grove, Cedar)
Black Ink pad
Adhesive (I prefer double sided tape)
Rubon Letters (you can use stickers, stamps or your own handwriting)
I received these cute pins from Buttons & Badges and knew exactly what I was going to do with them.
|Photo from Buttons & Badges|
Step 1 – I needed 5 place cards so I started off by cutting 5 strips of paper that were 12 inches long and 3 inches wide (American Crafts Autumn Crisp – Harvest & Park paper). Then I folded each of these in half (ink the edges with a black ink pad if you would like).
Step 2 – Next I cut 5 strips of paper (American Crafts Autumn Crisp – Willow) that were 1 1/2 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches tall. I then used my corner rounder to round just one side of the paper strips (ink the edges with a black ink pad if you would like).
Step 3 – I picked out my favorite Buttons & Badges Thanksgiving pins and pinned them to the bottom of the small strips – the end that I used the corner rounder on. I think this is so fun to add because after the meal everyone can take the pin off their card and wear it if they would like. Also if you don’t want to go the pin route Buttons & Badges also has the option to have a flat back instead of a pin on the back – great idea especially for scrapbook pages and cards! After the pins were on the strips of paper I adhered them to the main card (I use double sided tape for this)
Step 4 – Using another piece of scrapbook paper (American Crafts Autumn Crisp – Grove) I cut 5 pieces that were 2 inches tall by 2 3/4 inches wide – rounded the corners and inked the edges. On these I used black rubons and wrote out “Happy Turkey Day”.
Step 5 – Using another piece of scrapbook paper (American Crafts Autumn Crisp – Cedar) I cut 5 pieces that were 3/4 inch tall by 2 inches wide – then inked the edges black. On these I used black rubons to spell out the names of my family.
Aren’t these cute – I love the Fall look of these – I feel like Fall has gone by a little to fast for me. I am excited to put these on our table for our “mini” Thanksgiving!